Matthew Brown was born in Birmingham, UK and grew up in Southern Ontario. In 2011, after living in Vancouver for twelve years, Brown moved to Toronto.
Brown works with painting and drawing. He completed his BFA at the University of Victoria and MFA at Concordia University, Montreal.
Brown has exhibited throughout Canada, including The Vancouver Art Gallery, MOCCA, Toronto, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, and Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver. He has been reviewed in Contemporary, Border Crossings, Canadian Art and Frieze magazines. Brown was a finalist in the RBC Painting Competition twice and won for Western Canada in 2006.